Sunday, 14 September 2014

5 Tips for a Tidy Workspace

What I learnt from my years of experience as a crafter and creator, your workshop can get messy easily. A few years back when I first moved to our new home, my workshop was all over the place. Everything was everywhere. Once I started creating more cards, everything got chaotic. Especially during Christmas season. So after that I decided it was time to tidy everything up. It took me a few days, but I finally got everything in the right places. If my workshop is messy, then I feel that I am messy and I can’t think straight, therefore I can't work. So I always keep everything in its place, unless I’m creating of course. 

Here are a few tricks I use to make things easier.

1. Boxes, Boxes! Get lots of boxes to separate each item you use. For example, a box for papers, another box for stamps, another box for punches.. etc.

2. Categories! Along with the boxes, you can categories your materials. For example, all Christmas materials can go in one box. If you have certain things you use for weddings, christenings etc you can separate that in categories.

3. Colour coding!  Categories with colour. This can work for handmade creations like jewellery or clothing where you can separate all your materials according to colour.

4. Labels! Make your own labels and label each box. Believe me it makes life easier, as I always forget where everything is. Especially if you have lots and lots of small things.

5. Tidy Up! Last but not list, every time you make something, make sure at the end of the day you tidy everything up, and clean whatever needs to get cleaned. Therefore you will always have a nice and tidy environment to work in.

I hope this was helpful for your own work space! 

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Weekly Finds - Red is Always a Good Idea!

This weeks finds from Etsy, are from my latest treasury. Every week I will be posting my favourites.

Red Mosaic Heart - From one of my favourite Etsy shops here in Cyprus, MiaCristi
Freiberger porcelain vintage red floral set of sugar bowl with lid, creamer cup and coffee pot made in Germany Democratic Republic - From this unique shop USSRvintage
Cranberry Necklace - From this sweet shop called Herinia's Jewelry Chest
Adjustable Bead Ring - From my favourite shop Quimeras (I have bought a pair of earrings from here and had them for nearly 2 years and love them!)